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The David J. Joseph Company Celebrates 125 Years in Business

The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), the Cincinnati-based global scrap broker, processor and logisticsprovider, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The company traces its roots back to the mid 19th century, when German immigrant Joseph Joseph started a hide and fur trading business in Cincinnati.  Shortly thereafter, when his brother Samuel joined him in the business,   he formed The Joseph Joseph and Brothers Company, and scrap metal became the primary focus of the family business on Front Street in Cincinnati.  Who would have guessed, back in 1885, that Joseph Joseph’s small emerging scrap business would grow into the leading global scrap broker, processor and logistics provider that DJJ is today?   After the death of his father, David J. Joseph became manager of the company’s entire scrap operation.  And on January 1, 1921 David Joseph renamed The Joseph Joseph and Brothers Company as The David J. Joseph Company. Since the early 1900’s, The David J. Joseph Company has played an integral role in the evolution of the recycling industry in America. DJJ was active in recycling long before “going green” and recycling became household words.   The company has ingrained into its culture the understanding that environmental stewardship is equal with all other business critical functions.  The David J. Joseph Company is committed to operating its facilities and businesses in an environmentally responsible manner. Today, DJJ holds a prestigious role as the oldest, full-service scrap company in the U.S.  DJJ has over a billion in assets, and a strong equity base with no debt.  DJJ’s parent is Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), based in Charlotte, NC.  Nucor is the leading...